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Cockpit >> Hawse Pipe Project Description

Design and fabrication of new hawse pipes. These pipes are designed to be easy to use and will keep lines and electrical wires from damaging the teak gunnels.

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Sponsors For This Project: Seamless Marine

Execution of My Design

The original hawse pipes were simply oval and were in the transom. This is not a good configuration if you need to spring forward and we did not want the lines to come through what will be our mahogany transom. Our Post had its hawse pipes on the gunnel which kept it off the transom which allowed lines to rub on the teak. I designed a new hawse pipe that we feel will solve several problems and help with the electric lines as well. Paper patterns that I drew were sent to a stainless fabricator for fabrication. What you see here are stainless plates cut to my patterns and the pipe that will be used to separate them.
This is exactly what I had envisioned. The keyway design will keep lines where they should be!

Keyway Design

Bling! Bling!

Bling! Bling! The holes and slot are large enough for the 50amp lines used on this boat. The interior will be a brushed finish and the exterior will be high polish.
This is looking more like an anniversary present than a piece of hardware for a boat. What do you think Stacey?


Hawse Pipe Placement

This is the location for the hawse pipe. The gunnel will now be calculated and built so the top of the hawse pipe is flush with the new teak coaming. You can now see how the 50 amp cord can be brought up through the hole, laid in the keyway and . . .
. . . pulled either direction without touching the teak. Bling Bling that works! The outlet cleanly locates the lines out to the rub rail.

Hawse Outlet

Hawse Installed

The hawse pipe has been installed.
Outside of hawse pipe.

Hawse Pipe

It Works!

Our hawse design at work. The 50 amp power cord comes out without touching the transom, hull or area of future teak.
Finished Hawse Pipes at work with teak on and all looking great. These are one of my favorite items on the boat and has taken care of a pet peeve.

Workin' and Lookin' Great!

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